Exactly. I've got my lockdown to the point where I can hold it for several minutes against all but the strongest guys, but it does no damn good if I'm just laying on my back for anything other than just resting (which I do, way more than I should).
Originally Posted by THX-1138
But half-guard/lockdown + old school works pretty damn well. Now if I can just manage to score a twister...
I mostly do the morning classes, which are way less intensive on the rolling and more intensive on the phisical training. When I walse trough the night classes, it's always open war! Blues, purples, browns and blacks, from my school and from other academies. Let the battle royal begin.
Since I'm a newbie, I tend to do things with a little more focus to try and build a good base. Economy of movements, etc.. So I don't tend to rush into things, but from time to times, the ego raises it's ugly head and the rolling get's nasty and intense.:spanky:
Rolling with a newbie = love fest. Rolling with the stud white, blue, purple, brown, and blacks that will kick my ass any chance they get = battle royal.
normally, everyone i roll with is 20-50lbs heavier than i am, with an even greater strength advantage, and usually better technique. i go as hard as i can at all times, typically trying to get out from under their side control or full mount.
on the rare occasions i train with people smaller and weaker than me, i do relax and focus on doing techniques properly, giving them a chance to do the same.
i'm there to exert myself. i've had bjj classes where i don't break a sweat, and it fucking sucks.
I agree with the majority of that but... According to this it's better to be in your opponents guard than to have him in yours?
Originally Posted by G8
I'm a total BJJ n00b but I was pretty sure it was the other way round.
Not when punching is involved.
Originally Posted by Das Moose
I've heard and read that they're considered pretty close (though given the increase in overall skill in mma that's no longer the case) but that the goal is to improve your position regardless.
So you're going to try and get to the top anyway.